The Connecticut Record-Journal newspaper reports that 21 year old anime fan and Central Connecticut State University student Skye Lynn Budnick secretly traveled to Japan on April 1st, and was last seen in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan on April 7th. Budnick’s family and Japanese authoraties are searching for the missing young woman, but have found no clues to her whereabouts.
Skye Lynn Budnick was apparently struggling to stay in school after failing several classes, and had reportedly considered suicide before traveling to Japan.
The United States Consulate in Sapporo has asked that anyone with information on Budnick’s whereabouts call (011) 641-1115 within Japan or 81-11-641-1115 from outside of Japan.
Source: Anime News Networkhttp://www.myrecordjournal.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=19504953&BRD=2755&PAG=461&dept_id=59